Refugees offered a ready source of cheap labour
While the gold rush era had stripped bare the Wombat Forest, by the late 1940s its dense regrowth was considered by the Forests Commission as in need of thinning. Local willing labour was, however, in short supply. Fortunately, for the Forests Commission, help was at hand in the form of World War 2 refugees.
- Daylesford & District Historical Society newspaper articles.